THE VALLEY, PHILIPS PARK, BRADFORD, MANCHESTER 11.
They used to bed this out twice every year and plant every flowerbed with tulip bulbs for Tulip Sunday, which was a big and beautiful event. Bob Redford, a fitter at Mather & Platts and a fine amateur photographer recorded the event a number of times. People would stroll around the garden absorbing the quiet atmosphere, enjoying banks of pure and vivid colour. A day out, something to look forward to and savour. One summer I had a job in the park for a few months, Dennis said to me with a shrug “It’s bobbins this place, Pete, bobbins”. And they don’t bed out twice a year and they don’t plant tulips anymore.